October 18, 2011

Skillnets Free Training for Jobseekers Initiative- 2011

October 11th, 2011 – Skillnets Free Training for Jobseekers Initiative- 2011


Extra funding was recently made available for specific programmes for jobseekers.

The current offering is an 8 day FETAC certified Supervisory Management and Communication Skills programme to be delivered specifically to job-seekers. This programme is ideal for anyone hoping to improve their communication and supervisory skills and it will greatly enhance participants employment opportunities with a recognised, practical, skills-focused qualification.The programme is free to attend and jobseekers still receive their social welfare benefits in the usual way. Course notes, lunches and refreshments are also included.

There will be specific one to one mentoring during the programme and the tutor will give full support to each participant as they complete their assignments. Time will also be allocated to effective cv preparation and interview skills. On successful completion of the programme, trainees will receive two FETAC component certificates- one in Supervisory Management and one in Communications.

Participants must also be available to take up a 2-3 week work placement after the course has finished, where they will receive no remuneration from the host business but again benefits are not affected. This training programme will be delivered in Athlone on the following dates- 14th – 17th November and the 21st – 24th November 2011. Places are limited so please contact us as soon as possible and we can confirm if you are eligible.

For full details and eligibility criteria please click here.

For details of all of our other programmes available to jobseekers please see our website course calendar or see below:

Skillnets is an enterprise-led support body dedicated to up-skilling those in employment. In the Training Networks Programme (TNP) 2010/11, individual Skillnet networks will also endeavour to help reduce the rising unemployment levels nationwide by providing free training to jobseekers.
First Polymer Training (FPT) Skillnet specialises in specific programmes for the plastics industry, principally injection moulding and extrusion but also provides programmes aimed at the wider manufacturing sector, including a wide range of programmes in practical maintenance, lean manufacturing and generic skills. Since January 2010, FPT has provided some free training to the unemployed on their scheduled public courses. Places are limited on each programme and as the unemployed participant(s) trains alongside those in employment; the training provided should not only improve specific skills but also provide excellent networking opportunities.

For eligibility criteria please see https://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria . Seasonal/casual/part-time/short-time workers are also allowed to participate in this training if they are in receipt of either Jobseekers Allowance (JA) or Job-seekers Benefit (JB). Participating in training does not affect social welfare benefits.
Please visit our website course calendar for a full list of upcoming courses.
If you qualify and are interested in any of our courses, please contact us and we can keep you informed on the availability of free places.
Tel: 090 6471223 email: info@firstpolymer.com

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